Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte

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UNLABELLED Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease, and ischemic stroke is one of its most common and devastating manifestations. Proinflammatory cytokines play a key role in the progression of the irreversible ischemic lesions. The presence of anti-inflammatory mediators may prevent secondary ischemic injury. OBJECTIVES 1) To assess the relationship(More)
Three patients with atopic dermatitis, one boy and two girls, aged between 6 and 17 years, presented eczematous skin, pruritus, scarifications, lichenification and a family history of atopy. During exacerbations, the patients sought emergency care and were prescribed oral corticosteroids for a period of approximately 15 days. Initially, the patients(More)
UNLABELLED Infections and malnutrition remain the main causes of infant mortality in developing countries. In protein-calorie malnutrition, immunologic responses are affected, which often facilitates infections. However, the presence of asthma and allergic rhinitis are not commonly recognized in malnourished individuals. The aim of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze serum C3 and C4 complement system components with a view to their possible utility as biomarkers of intermittent atopic asthma. METHODS Serum levels of the C3 and C4 complement components were assayed in 70 children aged from 3 to 14 years and with a history of "wheezy chest." After 2 years' outpatients follow-up and after application(More)
To The ediTor: Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are characterized by impairment of one or more arms of the immune response, resulting in decreased defense, an increased number of infections, and, in certain cases, a higher incidence of autoimmune diseases and cancers. Although PIDs are considered rare diseases, many of them are more common than are those(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze pulmonary function parameters and pharmacodynamic response to a bronchodilator, as well as the prescription of bronchodilators, in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study involving patients 6-18 years of age, diagnosed with CF, and followed at a referral center between 2008 and 2010. We evaluated(More)
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